Re: My husband is having bunion surgery on the 1st
bunion surgery is pretty invasive. Basically after numbing the foot , the doctor will make an incision from the joint of big toe where it meets the foot base , up the top of foot a few inches. he will cut through tissue until entire bunion bone is exposed when skin is stretched back. He will chisel off round part of bone(think of a small ball and you have to chisel is flat, almost to make a square out of it) then has to file bone for smoothness, then cuts a small pie shape piece of bone out of joint of big toe if toe is pointing in and straightens big toe and then drills a medal pin through side of foot through bones to hold in place. incision is then sewn up. Get your script for pain meds just in case. And keep iced if in pain.
hope this helps and doesn't scare you!
Last edited by Administrator; 01-15-2005 at 12:00 AM.